Alt-country/rock band Lucero will be playing the Harvester Performance Center on Tuesday, Jan. 31, ahead of new album “Should’ve Learned by Now,” out Feb. 24 via Liberty & Lament/Thirty Tigers.
AARP TaxAide volunteers will be available in the Community Room at the Bedford Public Library to help individuals complete their tax returns as they have for the past several years.
An individual from Vinton was arrested after a traffic stop yielded drugs, a firearm and stolen property, according to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.
The Stewartsville-Chamblissburg Volunteer Fire Department posted Friday that the team took time to clean and maintain the fire apparatus. While doing so, the department took in seven calls to service including a motor vehicle accident (shown). The Membership Committee has also been busy with…
The Smith Mountain Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at the Community Center, which is north of downtown Moneta at 4860 Rucker Road behind and below Moneta Pharmacy (formerly Benzer Pharmacy).
West Piedmont Better Housing Coalition and volunteers from the West Piedmont District will conduct the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count this month to measure homelessness in the region.
Rebecca Imhof, a certified personal trainer and health coach with nearly 30 years of experience, has joined Body Shoppe Fitness + AllCore360°, a private personal training studio at Westlake Corner.
Starting at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, with reruns at various times until Sunday, Jan. 15, the Outdoor Channel aired Fishing University’s episode featuring Mariners Landing and the picturesque Smith Mountain Lake and mountain views.
Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Franklin County) announced Jan. 3 that he is seeking re-election this November in the newly drawn 7th Virginia State Senate District.
A residential structure fire on the 15000 block of Smith Mountain Lake Parkway in Bedford County was contained to the chimney on Sunday night, thanks to the quick response and efforts of multiple local fire departments.
Virginia State Police is still seeking information on a fatal hit-and-run crash that took the life of Aaron Collins, on Sept. 21 in Bedford County.
On Dec. 10, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary at Smith Mountain Lake held its Change of Watch Ceremony at the Napoli Cowboy restaurant in Wirtz.
It was a festive time on a recent Saturday at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. A total of 47 people dined in the president’s residence, joining the guest of honor as portrayed by Bill Barker. Revelers savored food and wine as favored by Jefferson in his time. Here, he offers a toast to all.
In December, the Franklin County Amateur Radio Club presented a holiday gift donation of $600 to Stepping Stone Mission of Franklin County in Rocky Mount. The club made a donation of $300 from its annual dues, and individual members gave an additional $300. Stepping Stone Mission provides da…
Gov. Glenn Youngkin recently announced more than $5 million in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grant awards for 10 projects focused on expanding talent pipelines and strengthening workforce development while accelerating economic growth and job creation efforts across the c…
David Stewart Wiley, conductor of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, recently performed at Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta. The “Home for the Holidays” concert has been an annual event presented by the Smith Mountain Arts Council, and this year, Wiley was joined by violinist Kevin Matheson …
In December, Farm Credit of the Virginias (FCV), a lending cooperative that provides financing to farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, pledged a Christmas donation of $15,000, which was divided amongst 25 charities local to their tristate territory.
The Smith Mountain Lake Newcomers held its annual meeting Monday, Dec. 12, with a catered holiday luncheon at the W.E. Skelton 4H Center in Wirtz with over 80 members in attendance.
SML Antique & Classic Boat Club is inviting those with any interest in antique boats to attend its Winter Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 14, and meet others that share that interest.
There will be a reception Friday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Sara Braaten Gallery at Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford for Virginia photographer Meagan Skinner, who will talk about her work and this exhibit at 6 p.m.
STEP Inc., in partnership with the West Piedmont Better Housing Coalition and Pittsylvania County Community Action, will offer rent and utility assistance to eligible Pittsylvania County residents beginning Jan. 12 while funds are available.
The Stewartsville-Chamblissburg Volunteer Fire Department (Company 13) responded to a vehicle fire just before midnight Tuesday, Jan. 3, on Route 24 (Stewartsville Road) in Bedford County.
The Smith Mountain American Association of University Women (SMAAUW) held a President’s Reception at Ramulose Ridge Vineyards on Monday, Dec. 5. SMAAUW thanked AAUW-VA Virginia State President Lane Stone for visiting and thanked the prior SMAAUW presidents for their service. From left are Ja…
Stewartsville-Chamblissburg Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Christmas/Awards Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the SML Moose Lodge. Shown are the top three call runners and firefighter of the year. The fire department gave a special thanks to the SML Moose Lodge for its hospitality a…
Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford hosted an opening reception Dec. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., for Dawn Richerson’s exhibit, Blue Ridge Blessings: Epiphany & an Echoed Invitation in the Terrace Gallery.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office congratulated recent graduates of the 2022 Fall Citizens Academy. Each of these individuals participated in a 12-week course that taught the ins and outs of how the sheriff’s office functions. “It is a perfect course for any resident who wants to know mor…
On Wednesday, Nov. 30, W. Cooper Brown was sworn-in as Franklin County’s commonwealth’s attorney after winning the special election held Nov. 8.
Mayberry Hills Development in the Downtown Moneta area held a Christmas Light Decorating Contest in December with some well-done decorations in the community. Bedford County Sheriff Mike Miller and Moneta Fire Chief Jeremiah Calhoun served as judges for the contest. The grand prize winner wa…
The Bedford County Department of Tourism announced Thursday that it partnered with the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce and Mariners Landing to host the television show Fishing University, which airs on the Outdoor Channel and World Fishing Network.
High school juniors across Southside Electric Cooperative’s service area, which includes the Bedford County portion of Smith Mountain Lake, are encouraged to apply for the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour as the trip heads back to the nation’s capital for a week next June.
Smith Mountain Lake residents Mike and Sara Streff, having spent some time in Germany, were impressed by a common sight they witnessed in several cities during December.
Bedford Humane Society, Goose Creek Art Studio and ElectricCo Art are working together to make a difference in the life of community animals and announced the first annual Happy Valen-Tails Fundraiser.
Kroger at 80 Westlake Road in Franklin County was flooded Monday, Dec. 26. A fire department unit on scene advised that there was major water discharge from the sprinkler system. By 8:49 p.m., crews had secured water shutoff. Responding to the commercial fire alarm were Franklin County Publi…